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Summer School At Verona Reviewed

Friday, June 26, 2009

Reports on elementary and high school summer school at Verona were given at the June meeting of the Verona R-7 Board of Education.

Elementary Principal Jean Abeln said a total of 116 students from kindergarten through sixth grade attended summer school.

Field trips included bowling, Discovery Center, Jubilee Puppet Theatre and swimming. Guest speakers included KY 3 TV weatherman Brandon Beck, and Nathan Boone (reptiles and pets). Abeln said student helpers were Tyma Snyder, LeAnn Heseman and Rose Mejia.

High School Principal Terry Winton said there were a total of 70 students enrolled for summer school. Of that total, 60 students were full-time and 10 were part-time.

High school classes taught during summer school included English, health, Spanish, history of Latin America, forensics, physical education and photography.

In other matters, the board hired Allison Calhoun as elementary English as Second Language teacher and David Honeycutt as night-time custodian.

Richard Werner, the school district's architect, gave a building update. He talked about options and cost of options for parking and locker rooms.

The board approved the health services manual, amended student handbook and discipline changes, and Southwest Area Career Center application for the 2009-10 school year.

Superintendent of Schools Bill Sweet discussed problems with the tile located in the upstairs junior high classrooms and hallway.

Sweet said the Verona Lion's Club has started work on the outside classroom facility and will build a new basketball court.

The superintendent mentioned the district has purchased new playground equipment from Miracle Recreation in Monett.

The next meeting of the board will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.

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